Working with the US Commercial Service to promote exports through business counseling, education, and community outreach.
Holmes Corporation of Eagan and Savillex Corporation and AmCom Software, both of Eden Prairie, were among the 57 companies that were recognized by the White House and the U.S. Department of Commerce for their exceptional growth through exports. The President's "E" award recognizes significant contributions to increasing American exports. The 2013 honorees, many of which are small and medium-sized enterprises, was the largest group in three decades to receive this distinguished award. Read more about the "E" award and the winners here.
With support from the U.S. Commercial Service and the MN Trade Office, twenty-one educational institutions in Minnesota have created the Study Minnesota Consortium. The goal is to attract more foriegn students to Minnesota to further their education aspirations. Institutions on all levels will be promoted under the Study Minnesota brand through a website providing individual profiles and links to members. The consortia will also jointly participate in international education and recruitment conferences, webinars, recruitment trips, trade missions and virtual education fairs. Visit the Study Minnesota website.
Bryan Erwin, Director of the Advocacy Center, is slated to speak at the next MN District Export Council Networking event on Tuesday, Oct. 29. The Advocacy Center, part of the International Trade Adminstration/U.S. Department of Commerce, is dedicated to utilizing the resources of the U.S. Government to level the playing field for U.S. companies competing for contract opportunities with foreign governments. The Advocacy Center provides support for all U.S. companies, regardless of size. Bryan will talk about opportunities within foreign government contracting, as well as how the center works to support U.S. exports and jobs.